Obama makes more sense than Romney because Obama is better at speeches than Romney. The "likeability" factor easily explains that, and also describes erroneous thought process that places personality so far above competence, which is why these Presidents in turn appoint cabinet leaders who are friends (coincidentally, so many of them are also from ivy league schools and come from companies like Goldman Sachs) and not simply good at their job. They hire pro campaign managers and marketers, on the other hand, they've done a great job at making people rabidly defend politicians rather than hold their balls to a fire until they do their job effectively.
You also should expand your circle of friends/acquaintances, I have far too many friends who like both of these guys, and no one can give an adequate explanation as to why either are competent enough to be more than a liability upon civil rights, economic stability, and limited government.
The US economy has been tanking, and will tank all the way back to normalcy once the US government and Fed quit artificially keeping the economy afloat. They're destroying long term economy and monetary (aka political) influence for a few terms of impressing people nauseatingly satisfied with awful policies.
First of all, you don't need to be good at speeches to make sense. What I mean by making sense, I mean using logic to explain how your plan is going to work. Romney doesn't even know what his plans are or at least doesn't really explain them. Its all about that 5 point plan BS. Anyone who falls for Romney's BS must've gotten ripped off many times. I guess all my friends just don't fall for Romney's BS as easily as some of your friends do.
Secondly, the US economy and the world economy for that matter has been down the gutter because of what George Bush did. No president in the history of American presidents would've been able to "normalize" the American economy back to where it was when they were on the brink of having the worst recession since the great depression. What Bush did to the US economy, no president could undo, not even that car sales man, Romney. I see Obama as the lesser of two evils, he might not be perfect but he is better than Romney.
Here are some comedic gold from Romney:
“I went to a number of women's groups and said, 'can you help us find folks?' And they brought us whole binders full of women.” -- Mitt Romney
“20 or 25 birds were killed and they brought out a migratory bird act to go after them on a criminal basis.” -- Romney
“I was not the standard bearer.” -- Romney
. “I care about 100-percent of the American people.” -- Romney